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Boris Johnson stumbles out of the election gate

Boris Johnson stumbles out of the election gate

For months, Prime Minister Boris Johnson planned on calling a general election in Britain, figuring he could break the logjam in Parliament by taking…

Literary stars urge Modi to restore critic’s citizenship

Top prize winners Margaret Atwood, Orhan Pamuk and J.M. Coetzee led more than 250 literary and journalist luminaries who called Thursday on India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to revoke an order stripping writer Aatish Taseer of his “overseas citizenship”. Salman Rushdie and leading…

Pig infected with African swine fever washes up in Taiwan

A floating dead pig infected with African swine fever washed up in Taiwan last week, according to a UN report, which also recorded a fresh mainland China outbreak and an attempt to illegally transport infected pigs. China’s swine herd has been devastated by the outbreak of the disease, first reported…
‘Iraq will never be the same after protests’

‘Iraq will never be the same after protests’

Iraq will be deeply marked by weeks of demonstrations demanding sweeping reform, its top Shiite cleric said yesterday  in some of his strongest remarks…

Pakistan deadlock causes delay

A political dogfight in Pakistan is delaying efforts to secure treatment overseas for ailing ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, whose health remains “critical” according to his doctor yesterday. Pakistani courts have granted bail to Sharif—who is serving a prison sentence for corruption—so…

Philippines reports first vaping-linked illness

The Philippines yesterday reported its first case of a vaping-linked illness, as health authorities expressed concern at court orders preventing them from regulating electronic cigarettes. A rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in some countries has raised concern over the rising popularity of…
China says Britain fuelling protests after Hong Kong minister jostled

China says Britain fuelling protests after Hong Kong minister jostled

China on Friday condemned an incident in which Hong Kong’s justice secretary was jostled by masked demonstrators in London, and accused Britain…
St Mark’s closed as Venice faces more floods

St Mark’s closed as Venice faces more floods

Another exceptional high tide swamped flood-hit Venice yesterday, prompting the mayor to order St Mark’s square closed after Italy declared a state…

US urges S Korea and Japan to ‘work through’ differences

US allies South Korea and Japan should settle their differences to maintain a military intelligence sharing pact, Washington’s Defense Secretary Mark Esper urged Friday, calling on Seoul to reverse its decision to end it. The neighbours are embroiled in a trade row stemming from long-running disputes…

Japanese man detained in China freed

A Japanese man detained by Beijing reportedly on allegations of spying has been released and returned to the country, government officials in Tokyo said on Friday. Tokyo confirmed last month that a Japanese man in his 40s had been held by Chinese authorities since September on suspicion of violating…

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28 Afghans killed in Iran truck crash AFP, Tehran At least 28 Afghan nationals were killed in a truck crash in southeastern Iran on Thursday, semi-official news agency ISNA reported. Two trucks collided in Khash county in Sistan-Baluchistan province, said Mojtaba Khaledi, spokesman for Iran’s…
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